Blake Fall-Conroy is a sculptor, for who it is important to make a social or political statement within his work. His new work-in-progress is titled Minimum Wage Machine, which actually makes you work for minimum wage.
He introduces the machine to his readers at his website:
The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. Turning the crank will yield one penny every 5.04 seconds, for $7.15 an hour (NY state minimum wage). If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money. The machine’s mechanism and electronics are powered by the hand crank, and pennies are stored in a plexiglas box.
Oh Gizmo contributes a motion soundtrack for this machine by suggesting Raymond Scott’s Powerhouse to play on the background. I would recommend They Might Be Giants, Minimum Wage. Not very creative, but precise.